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Latest News - HCPSS

School System News & Announcements

HCPSS Announces 2014 Commencement Dates

The Howard County Public School System announces the commencement ceremony schedule for the 2013/14 school year. The HCPSS is pleased that it was able to confirm the dates earlier than in past years to better accommodate parents, students, schools and community members.

All commencements will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School. Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2014 will be streamed live online and available on demand within minutes of each ceremony's end. Ceremonies also can be seen on the HCPSS cable TV stations, Comcast Channel 95 and Verizon Channel 42, within 24 hours of each event. DVDs of the commencement ceremonies also will be available for purchase. Full details on the broadcast schedule and viewing information will be available in the coming weeks.

Board of Education Approves Budget

The Board of Education of Howard County approved the Board's Requested Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Operating Budget in their February 25, 2014 Board meeting.

The proposed budget totals $758.8 million, and includes funding to support expected student enrollment growth, the opening of a new middle school, a placeholder for employee salary increases, and strategies and initiatives of Vision 2018: Fulfilling the Promise of Preparation.

Current Information on HCPSS Negotiations

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HCPSS In the News

Press Releases:    Feb  | Mar | News & Events
Mar 20 - HCPSS Announces 2014 Commencement Dates
Mar 19 - HCPSS Schools/Students Excel at JHU Model UN Competition
Mar 14 - Columbia Association Youth and Teen Center at The Barn Partnership Promotes Self-Esteem and Community Service
Mar 14 - 2013-2014 Operating Budget Review Committee Meeting Schedule (April)

Board Of Education News

BOE Schedule(s):     March new webpage icon | April new webpage icon

Mar 18 - Board of Education's Legislative Committee to Meet (Canceled)
Mar 12 - Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting
Mar 12 - Board of Education to Meet with County Council
Mar 11 Board of Education to Hold Retreat
School System Related Links
International Student Services and different languages section
(Office of International Student & Family Services)

HCPSS family portal icon - link to portal website.
(View your child's academic performance & more)


School and bus locator Icon - link to school and bus locator website.
(Locate Schools & Bus Routes by your address)

If you are ever unable to connect to the application, please use the Bus/Route and Stop Listing Report pdf doc icon instead.


school system calendar icon - link to HCPSS calendar.
(View school system calendar information)


Attendance Area Maps & School Planning Icon - link to districting website.
(View maps & learn about school planning)
HCPSS News icon - link to HCPSS news website.
(School news & emergency message service)

HCPSS TV icon - link to HCPSS website.
(Streaming media created by our TV station)


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(Countywide Student Organization)


Bright Minds Foundation icon - link to Bright Minds website.
(Foundation created to support our students)

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